woensdag 16 mei 2018

Boomps-a-Daisy written by Annette Mills played by Jack Hylton & His Orchestra

Annette Mills was born Edith Mabel Mills in Wandsworth, London. She had intended to be a concert pianist and organist, before she became a dancer, subsequently finding fame as an international exhibition dancer. However, fate struck her a cruel blow when she was forced to retire from professional dancing after breaking a leg. That career over, she turned her hand to songwriting and penned the two popular tunes "Boomps-a-Daisy" and "Home, Sweet Home Again", amongst many others. Some time later, Mills returned to the work of cabaret and revues, and it was while she was on her way to entertain the troops during the Second World War that she was involved in a horrific car accident. She is best remembered for being the partner of the puppet "Muffin", in the successful BBC Television children's series Muffin the Mule between 1946 and 1955. She wrote the songs and the music, while puppeteer Ann Hogarth wrote the scripts.

Author: Hayley Mills Aunt


Jack Hylton Orch & June Malo - Boomps-a-Daisy (1939) (HMV B.D.5499 mtx OEA.8021)


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